Address: P.O. Box 80448 RSM, CA 92688
Brief Program Description:
People are discouraged and everyone needs HOPE. We know that HOPE comes from the Scriptures. Discouragement is rampant… in the weak economic recovery and high rate of joblessness, the natural disasters, painful school shootings, gridlock among political leaders and much more. Society is coarsening and there is a clear loss of civility. People need to hear the Gospel and the HOPE in CHRIST more than ever.
Bringing the Gospel to the unreached is our greatest goal. Pastor Rick passionately feels the need to reach the remaining 2900 unreached tribes and people groups with the Gospel of Jesus. This is the greatest evangelistic global initiative we can team up together to achieve (Revelations 7:9). Pastor Rick intends to use the Daily Hope radio program to mobilize the people and the funding needed to accomplish this goal. He calls it “The 2020 Vision” – reaching every last tribe with the Gospel and a church by the year 2020.
Religious liberty is our first right. Pastor Rick is deeply concerned about the erosion of religious liberty in America. On every front – school campuses, businesses, hospitals, and even in churches, secularists in government are increasingly trying to limit, undermine, and even outlaw historic protections of our religious liberty. Our first freedom is religious liberty and it needs to be protected. This may become the civil rights issue of the next decade and Pastor Rick intends to be a big voice in protecting our first right.
About the host:
Dr. Rick Warren is passionate about attacking what he calls the five “Global Goliaths” – spiritual emptiness, egocentric leadership, extreme poverty, pandemic disease, and illiteracy/poor education. His goal is a second Reformation by restoring responsibility in people, credibility in churches, and civility in culture. He is a pastor, global strategist, theologian, and philanthropist.
As a pastor, Rick Warren has helped people live with hope and on purpose for over 40 years. He’s the founding pastor of Saddleback Church in Southern California and author of several books including The Purpose Driven Church and The Purpose Driven Life, read by over 100 million people in 137 languages. He created the P.E.A.C.E. plan (Plant churches of reconciliation, Equip servant leaders, Assist the poor, Care for the sick, Educate the next generation) used by churches in 196 countries. His radio teaching and daily devotional Daily Hope is offered across America.
He also leads the Purpose Driven Network of churches, a global coalition of congregations in 162 countries. More than 400,000 ministers and priests have been trained worldwide, and almost 157,000 church leaders subscribe to the Ministry Toolbox, his weekly newsletter.
His previous book, The Purpose Driven Church is listed in “100 Christian Books That Changed the 20th Century.” Forbes magazine called it “the best book on entrepreneurship, management, and leadership in print.”
As a global strategist, Dr. Warren advises leaders in the public, private, and faith sectors on leadership development, poverty, health, education, and faith in culture.
As a theologian, Dr. Warren has lectured at Oxford, Cambridge, the University of Judaism, the Evangelical Theological Society, and numerous seminaries and universities. His six books are known for explaining theology in understandable ways and have been translated into more than 50 languages. Dr. Warren says he teaches theology without using theological terms and telling people it is theology.